Creighton vs. Missouri State: Full Game Preview

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Creighton vs. Missouri State: Full Game Preview
Creighton
(15-1, 5-0 away)
Missouri State
(5-11, 4-4 home)
Venue: JQH Arena
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, January 11, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Creighton D McDermott 23.6 D McDermott 7.4 G Gibbs 5.8
Missouri State A Downing 14.4 K Pickens 4.7 A Downing 2.6

Reviewing current performance metrics, Creighton has an edge in three significant categories. One concern is three-point percentage, where the Bluejays hold the advantage over the Bears, 45% to 29%. Creighton also has an advantage in scoring, 79 points per game to 59 points per game. Finally, the Bluejays have the edge in field goal percentage as well, 52% to 39%. From a tempo-free perspective, Creighton is strong in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 61.3 and defensive rebounding percentage at 74.0.

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  • Missouri State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.620 to 0.602).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Missouri State has come back to win after being down at half against Creighton 7 times since 1996.
  • At least you keep showing up. Missouri State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Creighton in 26 wins since 1989.
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Missouri State has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Creighton this season (Projected SOS Rank: #70 vs #108).
  • Anthony Downing is ranked 9th in the Missouri Valley in points.
CREI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Doug McDermott 31 24 7 2 0 0 3
B G. Echenique 23 10 7 1 1 2 1
B Grant Gibbs 29 7 4 6 1 0 1
B Austin Chatman 31 8 3 5 1 0 2
B- Ethan Wragge 18 10 3 0 0 0 0
C+ Jahenns Manigat 25 6 1 2 1 0 1
C Josh Jones 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Avery Dingman 16 6 3 1 0 0 1
C Nevin Johnson 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
C- Will Artino 6 2 2 0 0 0 1
C- Geoff Groselle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Andre Yates 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
D+ M. Oginni 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Joe Kelling 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
D+ Alex Olsen 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ T. Stormberg 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Anthony Downing 34 14 4 3 1 0 2
C- Marcus Marshall 28 10 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Christian Kirk 24 8 4 1 0 0 1
D Keith Pickens 22 5 5 1 1 0 1
D Nathan Scheer 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Gavin Thurman 20 6 3 1 0 0 1
D Drew Wilson 15 4 4 0 1 0 1
D D. Williams 23 4 2 2 1 0 2
F Tomie Aromona 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Michael Simpson 12 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Bruce Marshall 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Carmichael 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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